Sept. 9, 2014


For Immediate Release

Céline Alis
(337) 365-1540

(888) 942-3742

Iberia Parish Convention 

and Visitors Bureau

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Jeanerette Museum to host Cajun music history talk and music demonstration

Michael Martin
Chris Segura

JEANERETTE, La. --- The Jeanerette Bicentennial Museum will present "A Journey through the History of Cajun Music" at 6 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 22, 2014. Using archival recordings contained in the University of Louisiana Lafayette's Center for Louisiana Studies' Archive of Cajun and Creole Folklore, as well as a live performance, Chris Segura and Michael Martin will discuss the history of Cajun music from the earliest examples to the most recent innovations. 

Chris Segura started at the Center for Louisiana Studies as an undergraduate intern in 2005 and became archivist in 2011. He graduated from UL Lafayette with a bachelor's of Science degree in 2008, is a founding member of Grammy-nominated Feufollet, and is a member of the Lafayette Rhythm Devils. 

He has recorded 10 albums with his two bands. Chris has an extensive knowledge of the Cajun music repertoire and the local musicians from years past. He has digitized approximately 5,000 hours of reel-to-reel tape, VHS, audio cassette, U-matic and Beta video tapes, LPs, DATs, etc., according to IASA standards, and oversees all other digitization projects taking place at the ACCF. He produced five albums composed of archive material for Festivals Acadiens et Creoles, a world famous festival held in Lafayette, La.

Michael S. Martin is director of the Center for Louisiana Studies and holds the Cheryl Courrégé Burguières/Board of Regents Professorship in History at UL Lafayette. His research interests focus on 20th-century Louisiana, and his most recent publications include "Russell Long: A Life in Politics" (2014), "Louisiana Legacies: Readings in the History of the Pelican State" (as co-editor, 2013), "Louisiana Beyond Black and White: Recent Interpretations of Twentieth-Century Race and Race Relations" (as editor, 2011) and "Historic Lafayette" (2007). Martin is managing editor of the journal "Louisiana History," published quarterly by the Louisiana Historical Association.

"A Journey Through the History of Cajun Music" is being held free of charge at the Jeanerette Museum located at 500 E. Main St. in Jeanerette. For more information, visit and; e-mail, or call 337-276-4408.

View the flyer in PDF here.


The Iberia Parish Convention & Visitors Bureau is the official parish marketing agency promoting New Iberia, Avery Island, Jefferson Island, Jeanerette, Loreauville and Delcambre as a destination. Marketing programs target leisure travelers, business travelers, media, entertainment industry, and the travel trade including group tour planners, meeting planners, sports planners and special event planners. The bureau operates a parish welcome center located at 2513 Hwy. 14 in New Iberia.


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